A Personal Message from Lee P. Laris, D.O., Medical Director
I have worked as a board-certified Dermatologist for over 25 years at Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group, specializing in Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology.
Over the years, I have noticed a change in the way patients are treating themselves, with the rise of insurance deductibles and a down economy, they have struggled to keep their skin a priority. It used to cost the average family a $10 co-pay for an acne visit, so two visits to the Dermatologist each month was not a burden. Now, deductibles have risen by 500%, and that bi-monthly visit has become unaffordable.
In creating Phoenix Skin Spa, my goal was to find a better and more rewarding way for patients to receive treatments for their complexion, anti-aging and age reversal in a quick, effective and affordable fashion. In addition, I wanted to offer more than an office visit for patients by packaging the visit with advanced acne treatments such as microdermabrasion, red and blue light therapy and a glycolic peel.
My Certified Medical Staff and I look forward to treating you at Phoenix Skin Spa. Let’s make your skin a priority once again via our monthly skin care regimes so that you may look and feel your best.
Learn more about Dr. Lee Laris
Ramona Kiani DNP, FNP-C
Ramona Kiani is a doctoral prepared, board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Ramona earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Arizona State University in 2011. As a registered nurse she worked in a pediatric emergency department and level 1 trauma center for several years. Ramona continued her education and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Arizona State University in 2016. During her clinical rotations she quickly realized her passion was in dermatology.
Ramona is a current member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.
Kimberly Wilcox, Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Laser Safety Officer and Technician
Kimberly was born in Wisconsin and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She worked in sales & marketing for many years and was inspired to pursue medical aesthetics after seeing her daughter’s passion for the field. Upon graduating, Kimberly worked in a Day Spa as an Aesthetician and Laser Technician.
Kimberly joined the Phoenix Skin Spa family in the summer of 2018, where she continued to gain education and training on some of the most advanced treatments such as tattoo removal, veint treatments and micro-needling with PRP and continues to advance in chemical peels, laser hairreduction and IPL photofacials.
Kimberly’s favorite part about being an Aesthetician is learning new facial treatments and laser technology, along with helping patients achieve their skin goals. In Kimberly’s free time, she enjoys her family, hiking and watching football.
Cris Brown, Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Laser Safety Officer and Technician
Cris was born and raised in the East coast and moved to Arizona in 2014. She earned her degree as a licensed Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician from The Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics.
Cris has always had an interest in skincare and is passionate about helping her patients achieve their skin goals. She joined the Phoenix Skin Spa family in May 2021 and has pursued her education and training on some of the most advanced treatments such as tattoo removal, thermage, laser hair reduction, vein treatments, and microneedling with PRP. She continues to advance in skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, and IPL photofacials. Cris’ favorite part about being an Aesthetician is furthering her knowledge on the newest, and most effective treatments to enable her to aid and educate patients in achieving their skin care goals.
Xuleima Torres, Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Laser Safety Officer and Technician
Originally from Oceanside California, Xuleima has always had a passion for aesthetics. After graduating from Palomar Institute of Cosmetology, she worked for a Facial Plastic Surgeon in Encinitas, California as a Medical Aesthetician/Medical Assistant. There she performed Medical grade peels, Facial Dermaplaning, HydraFacial, and micro-needling. In 2020, she moved to Arizona as a Medical Aesthetician for six years until joining the Phoenix Skin Spa family in May 2021. Xuleima has pursued her education and training on some of the most advanced treatments such as skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, vein treatments, and micro-needling with PRP. She continues to advance in tattoo removal, laser hair reduction, Thermage, and IPL photofacials. Xuleima has a passion for Aesthetics and is always keeping up with the latest trends in the industry. Her favorite thing about being an Aesthetician is making patients look and feel good, as well as, seeing their affirmation is truly rewarding for her.
Aside from being great at meeting her patient’s skincare needs, she loves to roller skate, practice yoga, and spend her free time with her a Frenchie.